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The Gap, the Pledge and the Ban

The discussions on effective measures for nuclear disarmament and the legal gap are rightly inspired by the understanding that there is a humanitarian imperative to prohibit and eliminate nuclear weapons

WILPF says ‘Conference on Disarmament disconnected from the outside world.’

After 12 years of monitoring the Conference on Disarmament, today the Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom (WILPF) has decided to boycott the CD. With a statement delivered by Mia Gandenberger from Reaching Critical Will, a project of WILPF, the ICAN International Steering Group Member affirmed its intention not to follow the proceedings any longer. The decision of WILPF was based on the lack of progress of the body which ‘has been operating in a

Dutch campaigners push for a national nuclear weapons ban

Last year, Dutch peace organization and ICAN partner, PAX, launched a public campaign to initiate the creation of national legislation to outlaw nuclear weapons. The campaign, which requires the signatures of 40,000 Dutch citizens, is currently halfway to its goal. The campaign has been successful in bringing the dangers of nuclear weapons to the attention of the general public, and has attracted the participation of ASN Bank and the Dutch Red Cross. To continue the

Take Action: Stand Up Against Nuclear Weapons Financing

The 2014 Don’t Bank on the Bomb report was launched today. We spoke with co-author of the report, Susi Snyder from PAX,  about the impact of the report, and how you can take action to stop nuclear weapons financing. Act now tell your bank not to invest in nuclear weapons. There is increased awareness among the public about the way financial institutions behave, and how they invest their money. How do you see this report

Reach out to your national trade union confederation!

In May 2014 all the national affiliates of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC) adopted a resolution calling for “urgent negotiations on a treaty banning the use, manufacture, stockpiling and possession of nuclear weapons as a first step towards their complete elimination” at their 3rd World Congress in Berlin. On 8-9 December 2014, Austria will host the third international conference on the humanitarian impact of nuclear weapons in Vienna. As pointed out in this aide mémoire recently

ICAN Action Academy 11-14 September 2014

This September, we are hosting the ICAN Action Academy, an event for dedicated activists between the age of 18 and 30. Ninety participants from 15 European countries, who are working with ICAN or our partners towards the joint goal of banning nuclear weapons, will be given the opportunity to participate in an intensive training in Berlin. The ICAN Action Academy is a four-day intensive training seminar for young campaigners and those who want to become

Ask a member of parliament to call for a ban

From 28 April to 9 May 2014, the Preparatory Committee of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty (NPT PrepCom) takes place in New York. The NPT faces some significant challenges, and the 2014 PrepCom is unlikely to produce anything even remotely close to the outcome of the Nayarit conference. However, the NPT contains the only binding commitment to nuclear disarmament in a multilateral treaty, and nearly all the states in the world (189) are party to it. Parliamentarians

Point of no return: Mexico conference marks turning point for ban on nuclear weapons

(Originally posted at Reaching Critical Will) The Second International Conference on the Humanitarian Impact of Nuclear Weapons, concluded today with overwhelming agreement that consequences of any use of these weapons would be more acute and more widespread than ever recognised before. With a large group of countries calling for a treaty to ban nuclear weapons the meeting marked a turning point in the process to outlaw and eliminate these weapons of mass destruction. Austria announced

Organise a nuclear ban round table!

Organising a round table is one of the best ways to raise awareness of the catastrophic humanitarian harm caused by nuclear weapons and garner support for a new ban treaty. Few activities are as effective as an interactive face-to-face discussion in which the participants are given an opportunity to state their views and express their concerns. Although it takes some time to prepare, it is well worth the effort, and by following the steps outlined

  • aiweiwei

    “Let’s act up! Ban nuclear weapons completely and unconditionally.”

    Ai Weiwei Artist and activist

  • sheen

    “If Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr were alive today, they would be part of ICAN.”

    Martin Sheen Actor and activist

  • bankimoon

    “I salute ICAN for working with such commitment and creativity.”

    Ban Ki-moon Former UN chief

  • yokoono

    “We can do it together. With your help, our voice will be made still stronger. Imagine peace.”

    Yoko Ono Artist

  • jodywilliams

    “Governments say a nuclear weapons ban is unlikely. Don’t believe it. They said the same about a mine ban treaty.”

    Jody Williams Nobel laureate

  • desmondtutu

    “With your support, we can take ICAN its full distance – all the way to zero nuclear weapons.”

    Desmond Tutu Nobel laureate

  • herbiehancock

    “Because I cannot tolerate these appalling weapons, I whole-heartedly support ICAN.”

    Herbie Hancock Jazz musician

  • dalailama

    “I can imagine a world without nuclear weapons, and I support ICAN.”

    Dalai Lama Nobel laureate